More than a billion people live with a disability — blindness, deafness, mental or physical impairment — worldwide. In Australia, 1 in 6 Australians, about 4.4 million people, are estimated to have a disability .
Accessible church is about promoting awareness of and providing services for special needs within the church. It is about the inclusion of all in our church activities and worship.
We are continually striving to improve our accessibility. To find out if the church you wish to visit is accessible, click “Find out more” under “Locations“, or contact the church directly. If you have suggestions on how we as a conference or our local churches can improve in any of the areas mentioned on this page, please get in touch.
Few of our churches are equipped to provide for hearing needs. If you require auditory services, please visit one of the following churches: Galston, Kellyville, Kings Langley, Lord Howe Island, Mt Colah, New Hope, Norfolk Island, Pittwater, Thornleigh, Wahroonga, or Windsor. Additional information is available out our Locations page.
This site utilizes accessiBe, a fully automated web accessibility solution powered by AI. Through accessiBe, our website is optimised for keyboard navigation, optimised for screen-readers (AWS, NVDA, VoiceOver, Chromevox and other screen-readers), interface adjustable for a variety of specific visual needs, and equipped with an online dictionary for cognitive disorders compliance.
Local churches are responsible for their websites. While we encourage website accessibility, it cannot be guaranteed.
A majority of our entities are fully wheelchair accessible. However, some of our churches in older buildings can pose some problems. They may either be partially accessible (in which case members step in to accommodate or assist) or inaccessible.
Christian Services for the Blind and Hearing Impaired provides a number of materials for you to learn more about Jesus, offering:
The mission of CSFBHI is threefold: to create awareness of those with special needs, to promote a meaningful acceptance of those with special needs and to prompt to action—to give practical help for those with any form of special need. It’s about the inclusion of all in church activities and worship; for all are gifted, all are needed, all are treasured.
If you are keen on improving accessibility at your church or supporting this ministry, contact CSFBHI. CSFBHI is a registered charity with tax-deductible status.